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Total loan: $775

Angela Gardenia

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Manta, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to buy "quintals" of rice, peanuts, and "salprieta" [a condiment].

Angela Gardenia's story

Angela Gardenia, age 32, is in a common-law relationship. She has a nine year-old child who attends school. Her partner is a professional driver. They live in a rented house. They live in Manta, which was affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016, in loss of buildings, businesses, and many lives. It is considered the most important seaside resort with pretty and cozy beaches. Most of the residents work in fishing.

In her house, Angela Gardenia sells rice by the quintal, half-quintal, or pounds. She buys in various sectors, but usually from the warehouses who give her good prices. She sells on credit and collects weekly. She also sells peanuts, "salprieta", and handcrafted sweets from the area.

During this worldwide crisis, she has had financial difficulties. Her clients are not able to pay her because they have lost their jobs, and others have died. The health crisis at first was very bad because she could not sell, but now, little by little, she is working again and generating income.

With this new loan, she will buy "quintals" of rice, peanuts, and "salprieta". Her dream is that her family will not get sick with Covid-19, and to have a boutique in her house.